Greece is a wonderful choice for a destination wedding. The country is made up of literally thousands of Islands and the mainland and there are many options for all budgets and styles. There are so many beautiful places in Greece to choose as the venue for your wedding abroad. Here are some of my top tips for all couples who are getting married in Greece.
Where to get married in Greece? How to get married in Greece? And why choose Greece for your special day?
Where to get married in Greece?
Of the thousand or so Islands, we have more than 200 inhabited ‘rocks’ in Greece. You will be spoilt for choice when hunting down the venue for your very own Greek Island wedding. The mainland has a wide variety of options. If you choose to hold your wedding, out on the coast in the area known as the Athenian Riviera, then you and your guests can also spend time enjoying all the amazing sites that the famous city of Athens has to offer. http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/main_cities/athens Visit the unforgettable majestic Acropolis of Athens with its stunning Parthenon and the Acropolis museum, one of the most amazing sites in the world. https://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en
Sophisticated Santorini, memorable Mykonos, radiant Rhodes, captivating Crete, awesome Athens- all these places in Greece have their own personality. Popular Islands, A lister haunts, traditional Islands-tiny places, where time seems to stand still and there isn’t a supermarket in sight. Your job is to do the research and find the right place for your dream destination wedding in Greece.
How to get married in Greece?
Book yourself a wedding planner, I do believe it is a false economy to try to do everything yourselves.
TOP TIP If you are planning a tiny wedding or elopement wedding in Greece, of course you can arrange everything without help but do organise a local coordinator to assist on the day.
What type of ceremony are you planning in Greece?
Civil ceremony conducted in Greek by the local registrar at the local town hall and certain authorised venues. Legal documentation required will vary a little from place to place and must all be submitted and apostilled in good time for the wedding. TOP TIP A wedding planner is an absolute must.
Religious ceremony officiated by the local minister in church- for couples of Greek Orthodox or Catholic religions and the list of paperwork required can be supplied by your WP.
Symbolic wedding ceremony performed by a celebrant almost anywhere. Poolside at your holiday villa, on a yacht, in the hotel gardens, at the water’s edge. These are all popular venues for a celebrant led symbolic wedding ceremony in Greece. TOP TIP No paperwork required, great for the uncertain times we live in and no generic scripts. A ceremony written just for you. Most couples register their marriage at their local registry office back home before travelling to Greece, freeing them up for the ceremony of their dreams.
Learn more about celebrant led ceremonies https://www.grecianceremonies.gr/why-would-you-choose-a-celebrant-led-wedding-ceremony-in-greece/
Why choose Greece as the venue for your wedding abroad?
- Glorious weather. Many Islands have over 300 days sunshine a year!
- Amazing beaches.
- Fabulous local flavours
- An endless choice of venues
- A vast selection of accommodation for your family and friends from budget friendly family hotels, and simple apartments, to 5* luxury resorts and shiny white villas.
- An amazing choice of wedding suppliers for all styles and budgets
- And perhaps above all, the warmth and kindness of the local Greeks!
Here in Greece, we have something for everyone-for all styles, for all budgets.
So if you are a couple getting married in Greece, YES, you can have your own ‘Mamma Mia’ style wedding, you just have to start planning!
Sarah Hatjipavlis, (you say it as you see it), is a celebrant in Greece. Originally from the UK she visited Rhodes on a holiday and fell in love; she still blames the ouzo! One not so big and not so fat Greek wedding and a few decades later, Sarah is available to create and perform your symbolic wedding or vow renewal ceremony anywhere in Greece.
Grecian Ceremonies-Creating lifelong memories.